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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

Mobile veterans form Papukaya

Devs from Supercell, Rovio, and Seriously Digital raise €2.7 million to create games for "people who don't identify as gamers"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

IronSource acquires Tapjoy for roughly $400m

App business platform says it plans to continue expanding, will keep looking for acquisition targets

By Jeffrey Rousseau

When a game blows up, how do you deal with the fallout?

1047's Ian Proulx talks about coping with the sudden success of Splitgate

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Report: FIFA wants EA to double payments for next licensing deal

New York Times says football association is looking for $1 billion per World Cup cycle

By Jeffrey Rousseau

ArenaNet and Ubisoft veterans create new studio Possibility Space

Game development studio aims to support, mentor, and hire people from underrepresented communities

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EA and FIFPRO extend contract

Renewed partnership pro football union described as a "long-term commitment"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Epic Games credits Among Us devs for Impostors Mode

Acknowledgement of indie developer as inspiration follows almost two months after feature's release

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Metroid Dread | Critical Consensus

Critics agree Samus Aran's return is engaging to play through but the challenge can be a bit frustrating at times

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Nazara Technologies raises $42m in funding

Company aims to make future acquisitions in esports, free-to-play games, and gamified learning

By Jeffrey Rousseau

US gaming has lost half of the audience gains it made in 2020 - NPD

While pandemic participation boost declines, spending on video games continues to grow

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Eidos Montreal and Eidos Sherbrooke announce four-day work week

Developer's Quebec-based studios change to new schedule with no further changes to current working conditions

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama dies aged 90

Musician known for scoring famed gaming franchise and various media was also a controversial figure

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Unpacking wins Game of the Year at 2021 Australian Game Developer Awards

Witch Beam's indie puzzle title and Beethoven & Dinosaur's The Artful Escape lead with two awards each

By Jeffrey Rousseau

StreamElements launches 2021 Creator Diversity Program

Streaming tools company hires Kacie Harold as manager as it aims to expand initiative

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Niantic acquires Hoss

Pokémon Go creator picks up API solution developer to help with expansion and launch of AR creator toolkit

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Konami holds contest to have indies revive old IP

Publisher will offer winners $18,000 and a chance to make entry into a commercial game; projects can be based on Gradius, Goemon, or dozens of other properties

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Capcom intends to make PC its main platform

Publisher wants to have sales from PC equal to that of home consoles within two years

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Kalypso announces new studio in Munich

Publisher's second game development studio of the region to focus on creating Tropico sequel

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Humble Bundle raised $200 million for charities

Milestone comes four years after the storefront and publisher hit the $100 million mark

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Chinese government tightens video game restrictions

New memo provides stricter rules around sexuality, morality, history, and religion that titles must adhere to for licensing approval

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Supersocial raises $5.2m for metaverse experiences

Publisher also establishes division to recruit and employ Roblox developers to create games "in rapid development cycles"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ex-Electric Square devs form Rev Rooms

New audio studio aims to deliver integrated audio "without pain or friction"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Potion Craft sells 100k copies in three days

TinyBuild's alchemy simulator reaches milestone as it joins Steam's global top seller list this week

Twitch announces partnership with Warner Music Group

A week after striking a deal with National Music Publishers' Association, Twitch gets WMG to start channels for its artists

UK ad regulator issues new guidance on in-game spending

Committee of Advertising Practice details preferred handling of virtual currency pricing and pressure tactics in ads

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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